According to numerous researchers, it has been found out that people who plan on going to gym 73 percent often do leave early due to one reason or other. When investigated further, one prominent reason which came to light was the lack of time which force these people to drop the idea altogether. So, if you also belong to this bracket and have a tight schedule then bring the gym to your home!
Yes, you can buy any gym equipment, clear a portion of your house and get yourself a ‘home gym’.
Before going to market and to purchase numerous gym equipment’s, read the points below which will help you choose the equipment you require and keep your home clutter-free.
- Decide on The Exercise Routine and Type You Wish to Follow
Some people might want to work on their stamina and strength, while the others may want a bulked-up physique. Now both of these require different kinds of equipment’s and therefore you cannot shop for the same products. So, before you hit the market, make sure what kind of exercises you are planning to follow for the next few months and based on your choice, get the required equipment. There is no need to spend a fortune to get many types of equipment. Instead, start small and you can always purchase more equipment if there is a need.
- Take the Space Available into Consideration
If you are living in a smaller space or are planning to convert an area of your main hall in to a gym area, then purchase smaller equipment (preferably detachable ones) which will fit in there. However, if you do have a large room or garage then you can obviously buy larger machines and benches according to your will.
Gym machines and equipment are available in a variety of sizes and hence you should measure the area you have available. Based on this measurement go to the market and buy the equipment which will fit in the area comfortably leaving you a sufficient space to workout.
- Then Comes the Budget
Now you might be aiming to get all those fancy exercise equipment which you have seen in one of the high-end gyms in your area but you should realize that those equipment’s are expensive. So, you need to decide on your budget first and then go on to purchase the equipment. For example, you can leave the big heavy pull up machine and instead purchase a vacuum pull rod which can be stuck on the wall. Similarly, instead of steel dumbbells, you can go for iron or rubber ones just to make sure you don’t burn a hole in your pocket.
- Try Not to Buy Equipment Online or Through Phone
You may see a fancy equipment being advertised on TV by your favorite TV star or a machine available at an unbelievable discount over Amazon but we recommend not to buy these things unless you are sure of their size and quality. Impulse buying always does have a risk factor associated with it and the machines you buy may not fit the area you have. Therefore, always go in person while you wish to make a purchase of any gym machine or equipment and don’t just buy a product because the salesperson says so.
- Be A Smart Decision Maker
This point can be said to be an extension of the first two points we mentioned. When you go out to purchase equipment, make the smart decision and buy equipment which isn’t just related to one exercise. For example, instead of buying a treadmill and exercise bike you can consider buying a single indoor elliptical which has the effect of both these machines, however, will take the space for one. Similarly go for adjustable bench press machine as this can be adjusted for having an incline, decline as well as flat bench press and therefore saving space for three separate machines.
- Read Customer Reviews
The last step towards getting an elegant home gym is to read the reviews of product which you are planning to buy. See if the products are durable and also see if there are any issues. Do not skip this part thinking that if anything doesn’t go well, I would return the product because once assembled it will take a lot of time to disassemble and ship the product back to the seller.
So, these were the top 6 tips to help you choose the exercise equipment for your home and hence help you out to become a better version of yourself.